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Cocoa CRISPR: Gene editing shows promise for improving the 'chocolate tree'

Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases, according to Penn State plant scientists.

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Plant biology symposium slated for June at University Park

Penn State will host world-renowned scientists as part of the 21st Penn State Plant Biology Symposium: Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes, set for June 19-22 in the Huck Life Sciences Building on the University Park campus.

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Chad Nihranz receives Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award

Chad Nihranz, a doctoral student in ecology, is the 2018 recipient of the Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award.

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Divyanshi Srivastava awarded the Academic Computing Fellowship

Doctoral student Divyanshi Srivastava has been awarded the Academic Computing Fellowship. The fellowship, established in 1987, is offered through a partnership between the Graduate School and Penn State Information Technology Services.

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Peter Hudson to receive Penn State Honorary Alumni Award

Peter Hudson, Willaman Professor of Biology in the Eberly College of Science and director of The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, has been selected to receive the Honorary Alumni Award from the Penn State Alumni Association.

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Zombie Ant Team Accepts Cozzarelli Prize in the Biomedical Sciences

David Hughes accepts Cozzarelli Prize on behalf of interdisciplinary team at the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.

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Bioinformatics student selected for National Science Foundation fellowship

Jordan Hughey doctoral student in the Bioinformatics and Genomics program, has been selected as a fellow for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) in 2018

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Introducing two new instruments in our Microscopy and Cytometry Facility

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new instruments to our Microscopy and Cytometry Facility; the Miltenyi VYB and Miltenyi’s Tyto cell sorter.

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Andrew Read elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Andrew Read, Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology in Penn State's Eberly College of Science and the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

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CBBC Day April 20th

The Center for Brain Behavior and Cognition (CBBC) is hosting an event April 20th in 201 MSC

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ARL, Huck join to support partner research in global health security

Building on the University’s expertise in interdisciplinary biological, global health and defense-related research, Penn State has launched the Applied Biological and Biosecurity Research Laboratory (ABRL).

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Register Now for Summer 2018 Microscopy School

Registration is now open for two weeks of electron microscopy courses, focused on TEM methods at the convergence of Materials and Life Sciences.

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Penn State-developed plant-disease app recognized by Google

A mobile app designed by Penn State researchers to help farmers and others diagnose crop diseases has earned recognition from one of the world's tech giants.

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Driving Discovery and Revealing Insight In Any Genome

Join us for this exciting seminar.

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Study of climate change could lead to understanding future of infectious disease

Over the past 34 years, rainfall in Uganda has decreased by about 12 percent even though many of the global climate models predict an increase in rainfall for the area, according to an international team of researchers. Rainfall levels in Uganda impact agriculture, food security, wildlife habitats and regional economics as well as the prevalence of certain diseases.

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Infected 'zombie ants' face no discrimination from nest mates

Carpenter ants infected with a specialized parasitic fungus are not subjected to aggression or isolation from their nest mates

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Extracellular vesicles could be personalized drug delivery vehicles

Creating enough nanovesicles to inexpensively serve as a drug delivery system may be as simple as putting the cells through a sieve, according to an international team of researchers who used mouse autologous — their own — immune cells to create large amounts of fillable nanovesicles to deliver drugs to tumors in mice.

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Zombie Ant research awarded 2017 Cozzarelli prize for outstanding scientific excellence and originality

“Three- dimensional visualization and a deep-learning model reveal complex fungal parasite networks in behaviorally manipulated ants” receives 2017 Cozzarelli Prize in the biomedical sciences

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Satellites and Measles

Nita Bharti and Matt Ferrari develop remote technologies to help biologists predict disease outbreaks, and vaccinate children in Africa

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Electron microscope gives Penn State researchers powerful tool for discovery

The FEI Titan/Krios transmission electron microscope (TEM) is helping to solidify Penn State's role as a leader in research

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